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The power of music to change lives: a national plan for music education

Sets out the vision for music education and how this can be achieved through partnerships with schools, music hubs, the music and creative sector, and others.


The national plan for music education sets out the government’s vision to enable all children and young people in England to:

  • learn to sing, play an instrument and create music together
  • have the opportunity to progress their musical interests and talents, including professionally

The plan sets out how they will achieve this vision by 2030, emphasising the importance of partnerships between education settings, music hubs, music organisations working with young people and the music industry.

It builds on the model music curriculum and the original national plan for music education, published in 2011.

Information for parents and young people on what the national plan for music education means for children and young people is also available.